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stuck mower

  • 31-07-2022 5:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭

    8ft disc conditioner mower was going well, lay outside for 16 months and went to it the other week and seems to be jammed.

    put a bar on the pto and tried to move it from side to side and there a little movement there and at discs but thats it , it jammed

    any easy way to free this out with damaging anything


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭cjpm

    Loosen the belt driving the conditioner and that will show you where the problem is. Spray plenty of WD 40 around anything you think might be seized. Keep rocking with the bar. If you get it moving don’t spare the oil can.

    Try to avoid parking gear outside. It’s just too expensive to be repairing it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 609 ✭✭✭farmertipp

    also wash it as dry shite could cause it to stick.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭kincaid

    whats most likely stuck here?

  • Registered Users Posts: 859 ✭✭✭The Nutty M

    Have you put it on the arms of the tractor and lifted it up out of where it is?

    As Cjpm said,loosen the belts off the conditioner and see does the bed move. If it does then look at the conditioner,if it doesn't look towards the bed for something jammed between a saucer and stoneguard or something like that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭cjpm

    A bearing. And stuck usually suggests slightly rusted inside, which means the bearing won’t last long when you do free it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭DBK1

    Have you a tractor with ground drive pto? If so put it on that, engage the ground drive pto and drive a few feet forwards and backwards slowly. It’ll be easier than pulling a bar.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭kincaid

    have it on a ford 7610 but did not connect the pto as it was stuck as wasn't sure if it would could damage to both

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭DBK1

    Yea I wouldn’t be recommending just switching on the normal pto bit a ground drive pto works when the tractor is driving. If you had that option you could drive slowly forwards and backwards and it would just slightly move the pto forwards and backwards.

    Ground drive pto was a must have when baling back in the day before drop floors existed! When the pickup would jam, change it over to ground drive, reverse a few feet and she’d spit out the lump the same as reversing the pickup on a harvestor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭emaherx

    Have you loosened the belts yet?

    Figuring out where it is stuck is important.

    If it is the main PTO pully (most likely if stuck from lying up) then it's probably no too serious, at worst a new bearing will sort it, you may free it with plenty of oil rocking it free and fresh grease, but it will likely be an issue in the future anyway.

    If it is stuck after the belts then the issue is likely inside the gear box or bed and will probably require stripping, these should be oil filled and its concerning if they seized from lying up.